Thursday, February 09, 2012

you can't have your talk and eat it, too.

i give up.

when it comes to giving talks, i must have a personal heisenberg uncertainty principle when it comes to two quantities:

1. clarity and exposition,
2. depth and new tools.

(more, to come ..)

i feel like an outlier at this conference, which is called "function theory on infinite dimensional spaces (xii)."

infinity is a scary thing,
infinitely many dimensions even more so.

sure, i many study metric spaces, which include Banach spaces as examples.  my context is always finite-dimensional, though, and the challenges tend to be overcoming a lack of smoothness or geometric structure.

i liken it to studying life on the sea floor, honestly.

(maybe more, to come.)

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